Thursday, January 31, 2013

Greta's quilt - Behind the Mask

After some research on the history of Carnival, I ended on the Greek celebration of the Dionysia, a large festival in ancient Athens in honor of the god Dionysus.
I decided to use a whole-cloth, snow-dyed cotton as background. Then I printed an old stone-carving of Dionysus on a piece of organza, and appliqued some masks of silk and sheer-fabric. I used embroidery-seams on the masks. Then I machine-quilted the background. I finished with a traditional binding and some French knots  to better merge the face of Dionysus to the background.




6 comments:

  1. I love your colour palete for this piece and the 3D effect with the face. Excellent!

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  2. Okay, I just have to say it -- this is SO cool! I imagine there's a richness here that can't be conveyed in a photo that I'd love to see in person.

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  3. What a stunning piece! The various techniques and textures that you used to create it, add to the sense of richness and depth.

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  4. Love the colours!

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  5. The three-d feel of this piece is startling, amazing

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